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According to a NYU Langone Medical Center study of 1,604 US smartphone owners conducted in June 2015, some 58% of smartphone users have downloaded a health-related app. 41% , downloaded more than five apps. Almost half of respondents, 41%, said they would not pay for a health app, while 20% said they would pay a maximum of $1.99, and 22% would pay a maximum of between $2.00 and $5.99.

SourceNYU School of Medicine via MobiHealthNews

"There's a huge cultural lack of understanding between [app] developers and the consumers. The developer wants to get something out there fast that looks cool, but just being cool isn't enough for a physician to recommend it to somebody. They really need to submit them [the apps] to clinical trials like we would for anything else."

Paul Krebs, PhD, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center's Dept. of Population Health
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